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Yearbook distribution went smoothly

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Gratitude to Mr. Michael White and his team of student helpers for their efforts getting a large number of the 2020 yearbooks distributed over the past day and a half.  Student helpers assisting Mr. White at the senior table included Zelda Hinkle and Chloe Moss of the Class of 2020. Assisting at the non-senior table […]


MLWGS Reopening 2020-2021: Frequently Asked Questions

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This document will be updated as new information becomes available or local health conditions change. August 5, 2020 Why was the decision made to go virtual to start the school year? The decision by the MLWGS Leadership Team to adopt a virtual format to start the school year was based on several factors. The most […]


Seeking public comment on the proposed MLWGS 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

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The Regional School Board is seeking public input on the proposed MLWGS 2020-2025 Strategic Plan prior to their consideration for adoption on August 20, 2020.  The new strategic plan proposal can be viewed here.  As of this writing, we anticipate the board’s August 20th meeting will be virtual due to COVID-19 and public health restrictions […]


Still looking for volunteers for the MW Parent Ambassador Program

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The PTSA’s Parent Connections program is looking for 5 more parent volunteers for the Maggie Walker Parent Ambassador Program. Our focus for this program is to provide information and to help families feel welcome and connected at MLWGS.  Parent Ambassadors will be assigned a group of about 12 Freshman families.  Ambassadors will contact their assigned […]


MLWGS Regional School Board passes Resolution Condemning Racism

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At its June 18, 2020 meeting, the Regional School Board unanimously approved a resolution condemning racism and to nurture an anti-racist learning environment at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. The Board remains committed to providing a high-quality education for every child at MLWGS with an inclusive educational environment where every student, teacher, support professional, parent, […]


Junior Book Award Recipients for the Class of 2021

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MLWGS is pleased to announce the following recipients of Junior Book Awards for the Class of 2021: Richmond Alumnae Panhellenic Association Award Savannah Vonesh Smith College Award Sonya Stacia Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Award John Staley  Bausch and Lomb University of Rochester Honorary Science Award Eric Hamilton  Xerox Award for Innovation and Technology Award Dennis Plotnokov Univ.of […]


Fall opening for students at MLWGS

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Dear MLWGS Community, Last week Gov. Northam and the Virginia Department of Education issued Recover, Redesign, Restart 2020 guidelines as to how schools may reopen in the fall.  The MLWGS Leadership Team looked at a variety of options that would best fit the needs of our students, families, and staff.  As a result of these […]


Virtual Executive School Board Meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2020

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A VIRTUAL meeting of the Maggie Walker Governor’s School Executive Board will be held on June 18, 2020, at 9:00 am. We are utilizing the Zoom platform for this meeting which will be recorded for public viewing. On the agenda for approval at this meeting is the assignment of reserve funds from Fiscal Year 2020 […]


Congratulations Mary Caroline Heinen – 2020 Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Winner!

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Mary Caroline Heinen from Maggie Walker Governor’s School has been named as this year’s Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award winner.  She was chosen from among 30 amazing candidates chosen as weekly scholar-athlete winners.  In celebration of the 25th year of this program, she will receive a $25,000 scholarship from Lexus of Richmond. Mary Caroline has […]


Congratulations Mr. Sam Ulmschneider, Awarded National Fellowship

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Samuel Ulmschneider, a teacher at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, in Richmond, VA has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, VA in its twenty-ninth annual fellowship competition. A total of 49 fellowships were awarded in 2020. James Madison Fellowships support further study of American history by […]